Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mission: Crop 2009

This post is a 'plug' for the upcoming Mission: Crop at Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Milan, Tennessee, on April 18, 2009. The crop begins at 8:00 a.m. on the 18th, and ends at 12:00 a.m. on the 19th. That is 16 hours of scrapbooking, stamping and/or crafting!

This is an awesome crop to help raise money for the Church's foreign mission team, who will be going to Honduras in June. The cost is $40.00, which includes 3 meals, vendors, lots of games and prizes and those 16 hours of scrapbooking, stamping and/or crafting.

I have always had a great time at these Mission Crops. I have been a vendor at times, and I've also just been a scrapper. Either way, it is a wonderful day of food, fun and fellowship!!

If you don't want to miss out on the fun, email Jennifer Hickerson at countryjh@msn.com and she'll take care of getting all the info to you. So, come have a great day with us!

"An Old Favorite"

I decided to pull out one of my old favorites and decorate it up to hold some Easter egg surprises.

The old favorite happens to be a 'Target' mailbox. (I usually buy some up around Valentine's, when they have them out.)
I've decorated these mailboxes in the past for many different occasions, and they always turn out cute. So, I thought it would be a new, fun way to hold some plastic filled eggs and other goodies for Easter.
Paper: Easter Ribbon by Reminisce; Ribbon: Miscellaneous by Offray; and, Misc.: Target mailbox, Easter grass, plastic eggs

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Treat Sacks"

I thought I'd post a couple of treat sacks that I created to put goodies in for Spring.

This first one is made from two (2) of SU's Top Note Dies. I cut a white craft sack down to 2 3/4 and adhered the Top Note(s) to the front & back. I then used my SU word window punch for the 'handle' slot. To decorate, I stamped a chick on the front and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. Finally, I tied the treat sack with SU ribbon.
Dies: SU Tope Note; Paper: Kraft cardstock by Paper Studio; Stamp: Stampabilities: Chick-A-Dee; Ribbon: SU Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain; and, Misc.: Paper Reflections white craft sack

This second one was created using a white craft sack, as well. I covered the front and back of the sack with SU cardstock, allowing a fold-down flap for the front. I tied a ribbon around the flap and it closes with velcro. On the front, I adhered a stamped message.
Paper: SU's Baja Breeze; Stamp: Out of the Yummy set; Ribbon: Offray sheer brown dot; and, Misc.: Paper Reflections white craft sack and velcro dots

"Knock, knock. . .Anyone still there?"

Hi, everyone! I'm finally able to post again, thanks to the wonderful, generous help from my gal pal, Gina's, husband!! I cannot thank him enough!!!

The inspiration for these seed packet 'pouches' came from my very creative friend, Rochelle. She had posted some on her blog recently, and since spring is here, it put in the mood to make some myself! (Also, I really wanted to play with my new SU cardstocks and ribbons.)

My measurements for the pouches are a little different that Rochelle. I cut the paper at 8.5 x 4, then score only once at 3 1/2. I , then adhere skinny wacky tape for the sides of the pouch, and finish off with brads near the top. Then I just decorated the fronts with patterned paper; oval punch outs; rubons; and, ribbon.

These make an adorable quick gift for anyone to welcome spring!

SU papers: Tangerine Tango; Pacific Point; Riding Hood Red; and, Washington Apple pattern paper.
SU ribbons: Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain; Real Red striped grosgrain; and, Cranberry Crisp stitched grosgrain.
Miscellaneous: Bo Bunny Rubons-Garden Chic and K&Company eyelets